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Ysabel by Guy Gavriel Kay
Cover Artist: Larry Rostant
Review by Mel Jacob
Roc Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780451461902
Date: 05 February 2008 List Price $15.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

{Editor's note: This review originally ran in our February 2007 issue.]

Guy Gavriel Kay's newest fantasy novel, Ysabel, a coming-of-age story, follows the adventures of 15-year-old Ned Marriner taking time off from school to visit Provence with his famous photographer father. Ned's mother, Meghan, works in Darfur with Doctors Without Borders. Both Ned and his father worry for her safety. Then his father's assistant turns up missing and Ned himself is threatened.

From official release/information:

Book Description: Saint-Sauveur Cathedral of Aix-en-Provence is an ancient structure of many secrets-a perfect monument to fill the lens of a celebrated photographer, and a perfect place for the photographer's son, Ned Marriner, to lose himself while his father works.

But the cathedral isn't the empty edifice it appears to be. Its history is very much alive in the present day-and it's calling out to Ned...

(Source: Roc)

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